I found this in an old cookbook my mom gave me. It has worked for me every time I have made it, and it makes 3 loaves at a time, so it is the recipe I have stuck with. I make lots of pumpkin bread in the fall, but I give most of it away. This freezes well, it's great for gifts. This also smells heavenly when it is baking. The flavored butters are great on the warm bread.